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Wash Post Continues Relentless Attacks on McDonnell; Nine Stories in Five Days

The Washington Post continued to attack Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell on Thursday, highlighting the Republican's 1989 thesis three times and bringing the paper's grand total to ...

Williams Highlights Complaints EU is Going Too Green with Light Bulb Ban, But...

There must have been a twitch in the universe on Wednesday as NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams ' who has a history of highlighting concerns of interest to the environmentalist left ' ...

ABC Again Touts Toilet Paper-shunning Environmentalist; Downplays Liberalism

On Thursday's Good Morning America, for the third time in two years, Sam Champion interviewed an extreme environmentalist who shunned toilet paper for a year as part of a project to be carbon ...

'Today' Touts Photo of 'Crying' Glacier as New Face of Global Warming

Move over Al Gore, NBC's Meredith Vieira and Natalie Morales have discovered the new face of global warming and it's a glacier. In the latest bit of goofy global warming nonsense Morales reported, ...

MSNBC Delights in Ad Denigrating Cheney: 'Brutal, But He Deserves It,' 'Rather Undeniable'

MSNBC's David Shuster and Chris Matthews made clear their agreement with the message of a new ad from the Democratic Party which ridicules former Vice President Dick Cheney's past judgments and ...

NYT's Seelye Busts 'Myths' About Obama-Care that Are Actually Valid

New York Times reporter Katharine Seelye insisted that many valid criticisms of Obama-care (that abortion would be covered, that illegal immigrants would get taxpayer-funded care, and that private ...

Ombudsman: NPR Was Big on Ted Kennedy Stories, Not Chappaquiddick

NPR ombudsman Alicia Shepard reported NPR offered 53 stories on Ted Kennedy's death in the first five days. "But on that first day, in the 23 on-air stories, only one mentioned the name Mary Jo ...

Only ABC Highlights the Scope of How Fast Obama's Poll Numbers Are Falling

Of the three morning shows, only ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday highlighted just how quickly and severely Barack Obama's approval ratings have fallen. In a report on the subject, ...

Flashback: When Sawyer Anchored World News, She Got Giddy Over Obama Passing Out Cookies

When Diane Sawyer filled in as World News anchor in February, she admired a "scrapbook, if you will, of the President's journey on the road to the stimulus package." She effused: "I want to show ...

Wash Post Ratchets Up Attacks on Republican Bob McDonnell; Six Articles in Four Days

The Washington Post on Wednesday increased its frenzied attack on Virginia gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell, featuring two stories in the paper's Metro section, an op-ed and a cartoon. ...
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